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Culture Mural Assignment by BlakliteGraphics Culture Mural Assignment by BlakliteGraphics
This is a project I had to do for english, along with a note to my teacher explaining it:

This mural is semi-representative of my culture; pretty much half of it. I am half Japanese and half Mexican. I have never really felt my hispanic cultural side, other than my grandmaís cooking. Not only does this mural partially describe my nationality, but also depicts my life.

Firstly, the overall tone of the mural is japanese. Even the sun in the middle says ďJapaneseĒ in it (or so says online translators... I donít speakit... Yet). Red red red. Next, You may not have known that I am the biggest nerd/geek/all-of-the-above you will ever meet. Hands down. Period. Thats why you see the Nintendo and Apple logo in there. They are my two most favorite brand names, mostly because they are always leading in innovation. The next thing that probably catches your eye are those colored dots above the sun. Those represent my
other racial backgrounds. One is red/white/green representing my hispanic background (it is those colors,
right?) and the other is red/white/blue for obvious reasons.

Now. You probably see those words sticking out the bottom. The word emo got hidden, but that seems to be what people know me most as, even though I am perfectly satisfied with my life and have no emotional out breaks or anything like that. Itís probably just the occasion of my ďemoĒ glasses, occasional faux-hawk, and other emo-y things. I could go on about stereotypes, but that would be rude. This is starting to feel like a... what are those called? Something with the imagination? NO. STREAM OF CONSCIENCE. Yeah. YeAhHh.

Anyway. There are a few other things in there that I can explain. the word yearbook is sticking out the top a few times. Mostly because it sucks up my life. But itís fun. Also, there is a silhouette of my good friend Hezo sticking out the bottom. Ummm.... Everything else represents my love of web design. Speaking of which, I was the guy that did the Saugus Dance website. But itís old, and not one of my best. Why did I bring up dance again? Oh yeah, because you are associated with it somehow, right? I dunno. Anyway. AnYwAy...

Iím done. Hope you like it! GIVEMEAGOODGRADETHANKS.


PS. Itís 2 AM. Iím not gonna spell check. Sleep.
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Gruntsnyper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Excellent, I love the color scheme. :P
chelsea-morning Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
something I dig= this
Hearstar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i'm so using that now! shulda copywritten. lol
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Everything has a meaning to it, and you chose every aspect and detail with intent. I love the graphics design of it all, and how it looks so personalized! Very great work! (I hope you got a good grade!)
graphix86 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
crim-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That came out really amazing. Very creative. ^^ What type of texture did you use for the Rising Sun Background?
viobear Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
yoyo5280 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
In the center it says Nihongo meaning Japanese Language. :) Other then that its great!
Juanito007 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Like it man... I'm Mexican by the way. It is interesting to c a nu mixture of cultures, especially two that r not so close together. My best friend is Mexican and Iranian. I think that's so sweet!!! But n e way. I hope u got an A in ur assignment. I'd give u an A myself
EarthboundEnigma Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007

LoL. Nice Job.
rizeljamn35 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
eraykula Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   Interface Designer
really nice
GaaraRox31092 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Freakin Awesom!!!! 5 Stars!!LOL
i would get rid of the japanese on the middle thingie
otherwise it's awesome
GuitARRET Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
Very nice :clap:
poxsai Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
great chaos!!
ChrisDayo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like it!!!! It's really visually appealing!! Hope u got an A for it.

P.S. The red button does say japanese on it (nihongo!!)
marc232 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
c33g33 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Well done, thats nice work.
pinkblot6 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
what the....

gfranks Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
dude, this is awesome!

Great Work!
albara Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
CoooooooooL .. Super Awesome ,,
i really liked it .. i well add it to my FAV .. ^_^

keep up the good work ..

c ya ..
b0x0rz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
very cool :b0x0rz:
kainna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006   Interface Designer
awesome work!
105mm Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
thats awesome. it really is a great piece of work.

Im pretty sure (not 100%) that the japanese writing says Japanese (as in the language tho) rather than Japanese nationality, but thats by no means enough to take anything away from this work, nice shit and a well earned :+fav:
calibre22 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
This is absolutely brilliant! Like others have said, the colours and arrangement are great. Think this is one of my favorite pieces on Deviant.
cl0udb0y Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006   Photographer
dude! that is so cool! i really like how you put your whole being into this, and how you were so open with it. you are one seriously cool dude! im gonna add you :D
jshinse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
awsome!!!!!!!! I just love it
iconvincemei Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
very nicely done ..
simple yet complicated
obefiend Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
awesome.. nuff said...
simondegay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Fantastic. Howd you get that texture in the rays?
BlakliteGraphics Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
It is acutally just a random picture with a zoom blur applied to it. :)
Raubkatze Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
ndeim4 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Student
cool, reminds me of a rebellion poster or something.
Choke57 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Student
:) i like it, especially the colors and the arrangement
-> fav ;)
Aukon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Wow, I love the concept and style, and the use of colors of red, black, and white.

Good font choice too.
abhimanyughoshal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
heh, nice work... love the gfx, and how you combined all the ideas together. good stuff!

btw, its 'stream of consciousness' - i had a psychology exam today, found out before i took my seat to start writing...
BlakliteGraphics Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Ahhhh. Good to know.

Thanks :)
StefferX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Wow, man! This is ace! :+fav: for sure.
BlakliteGraphics Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Thanks :)
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